Our Impact & Stories

Rebeca’s story – Caring for her elderly mother

Rebeca has two young children, works part-time, and she also looks after her mother, who is in her 80s and shows early signs of memory loss. She emailed Help & Care looking for advice, information and support.Read more.

Why is Help & Care your chosen charity?

A few weeks ago, Ms. Parker, a lady living in Boscombe, called Help & Care to arrange a collection. She had several bags of donations for our charity shop in Southbourne, but she didn’t have a car to drive to the shop.Read more.

Mrs Smith’s story – Advantages of being a Handiworks Plus member

Mrs Smith called the Handiworks Plus team as her doorbell wasn’t working. Her husband has carers visiting during the day, so she was worried that they wouldn’t hear them arrive. They needed a handyperson to fix their bell as soon as possible.Read more.

Derek’s story – Helping people as a Walking Group Volunteer

Derek has been volunteering at Help & Care for 10 years. He volunteers for our Walking Group, which supports those in later life and people with mobility issuesRead more.

Sue’s story – Supported by Help & Care to speak out

Sue joined a care home as an agency worker. After some months in her new role, she realised that some residents were at risk. However, she didn’t know how to speak out, as she had been warned that if she complained she’d be fired.Read more.

Dan's story - Recovering from depression and anxiety

Dan joined Roots when he was eighteen, and since then he has been a volunteer for three years.Read more.

Peter’s story – Volunteering at Roots

Peter is in his forties and has been volunteering at Roots for two years. Roots has helped him recover from mental health illness and feel more positive about life.Read more.

Ann's story - Recovering from depression with Roots

Ann joined Help & Care’s Roots Service while she was recovering from severe depression. After two years of volunteering for Help & Care, Ann was offered a permanent job at the social enterprise.Read more.

Douglas' story - Leaving a legacy to help

Douglas was bed bound when he first met Help & Care. He didn’t have any family, so he relied on Help & Care as he was approaching the end of life. Sadly, Douglas passed away in 2012, but he decided to leave his estate to the charity.Read more.

Daphne and Charles - Volunteering with Help & Care

Daphne and her husband Charles are in their 80s and they have been helping the local community through volunteering for over 20 years. Both Daphne and Charles joined Help & Care in 2007, after meeting us at an event at the Royal Bournemouth Hospital.Read more.

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